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05.03.24 Albums I often think about 512.30.23 DDD's 2023 picks
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DDD's 2023 picks

Hi everyone! I don't expect you to understand my top 5 XD. This is what I loved and liked for 2023. Personaly 2024 will bring a second little ddd girl. Yall enjoy what you don't know yet. It's always worthwhile.
1Ahab
The Coral Tombs


Funeral Doom

Not about a storm anymore. Its about being, mourning and living deep underwater. 20 000 leagues under the sea themed album that totally accomplishes the goal and some more.
2Enslaved
Heimdal


Progressive BM

Nuanced and intricate. With tons of special places to explore. This sounds to me as if mastodon went bm in some tracks, but this has much more - from meshuggary to opeth and still leaves space for several 70s prog takes.
3Blur
The Ballad of Darren


Blur

I don't know whats more impressive with sput. The 3.2 avg or the under 80 rates on this. Luckily its one my most listened records from 2023 and every track is sweet as hell, with ridiculous replay value.
4Glockenwise
Gótico Português


Post Punk, Psychedelic

Yeah, a portuguese band I added to db. I challenge anyone here to give it a go and give some toughts. Very very good gazey post punk record.
5Panopticon
The Rime of Memory


Atmospheric BM

As epic and beautiful as crushing and punishing. Still growing with every listen.
6Horrendous
Ontological Mysterium


Progressive Death Metal

Horrendous having fun(?) and still slay (!)
7Ulthar
Helionomicon


Progressive BDM

This already amazing band decided to incorporate more bm to their already winning filthy dm formula. As if this wasn't enough they put it in two huge ebby and flowy tracks, resulting in one amazing 40 minute venture.
8Tomb Mold
The Enduring Spirit


(Progressive)OSDM

And suddenly all of my favorite OSDM bands started going prog and venturing themselves. Its kinda awesome, but go blame Blood Incantation.
9Nothingness
Supraliminal


Death Metal

Behind the heavy and groovy wall of sound there is an actual metal compendium. Be tuned but beware, you may get crushed.
10Lunar Chamber
Shambhallic Vibrations


Progressive Death Metal

Impressive prog esoteric metal with audible af bass. Riffs as a mf once you dive in. Oof, definitelly my kind of jam.
11Blindfolded and Led to the Woods
Rejecting Obliteration


Progressive BDM

They are succeding on the album title on my book XD
12Foo Fighters
But Here We Are


Grunge, Alt Rock

I almost 4.5 it (and still may). Amazing Foo Fighters record, with an actual emotional and fantastic 10 minute track. Are the Foo going post&prog? I'm on board!
13Baroness
Stone


Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal

Glad they quit with the colours and added some heavy stones and cool production for a change.
14Dodheimsgard
Black Medium Current


Black Metal, Experimental

This brilliant band has gonne floydy. I think its brilliant but also feel it still has much to grow on me. See you soon Dod!
15Blood Ceremony
The Old Ways Remain


Ocvlt Doom

This is so fun! Really solid riffs with Jethro Tull whorship thrown seamlessly. Sabbath meets Jethro. It doesn't sound 2023.
16Dream Unending/Worm
Starpath


Progressive DM, Doom Metal, BM

These 2 Death Doom bands decided to venture with progressive metal and black metal. They've done it quite unique and successfully, special Worm. As a massive fan of Foreverglade's heavy Death Doom, I would never see this subtle take coming.
17Tentacult
Lacerating Pattern


Death Metal (osdm)

They do have the art of keeping it simple, in order to keep it flowy. Also they switch to doom and bm pretty seemlessly. Pretty dang cool. The cover is also cool af.
18Dying Fetus
Make Them Beg for Death


Death Metal

Compulsive headbangery with this one m/ as with most for them. Big fan on the last 2 albums and this has this vintage look and sound.
19Crusty Old Toad
King Cryptid


Toady BMHM

A toad gotta do what a toad gotta do. Simply put this is the best BM HM (slightly post yet on the trve bm side) album a toad has ever done. Seriously, listen to this one. Damn good guitar player's one man project - Toaderus Crusticus - Solo practitioner.
20Hellripper
Warlocks Grim and Withered Hags


Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal

Another one man project that hits the nail with the formula. Fun as hell and never too cheesy.
21Bell Witch
Future's Shadow I: The Clandestine Gate


Funeral Doom

Maybe not a 5 has Longing, or not a botherline 5 as Mirror Reaper, still overall a magical record.
22Mizmor
Prosaic


Drone, Doom black metal

Still on a winning streak. Watch how they manage to uniquely brand their their drone black metal sludgy doom.
23Fabricant
Drudge To The Thicket


Death Metal

As many said: "gud album", "riffs", "m/". I say "it gud". It just brings the techy gorguts in me.
24REZN
Solace


Stoner, Doom, Psychedelic

Awesome album! I'm a sucker for the band since Chaotic Divine, which has a little more dub vibe. They are really good. So cool how they keep it so chill and so heavy at the same time.
25Church of Misery
Born Under A Mad Sign


Stoner Doom, Sludge

Everyone nees a sludgy bad ass one, serial killer themed now and then
26Mutoid Man
Mutants


Stoner Metal

They still have it, such as Brodsky. Another fun one for the band. Don't mind the ugly cover.
27Depeche Mode
Memento Mori


Synthpop (?) New Wave (?) Gothic (?)

aaaaight, speaking of ugly covers...I still struggle tih it. The record though is surprisingly good.
28Jessie Ware
That! Feels Good!


Pop, Disco

"Sexy tiiiime" Borat.
29The Ocean
Holocene


Progressive Post Metal

They are exploring different (electronic) terrains with this one. Evolution right? eheh
30Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean
Obsession Destruction


Doom Sludge

Every track is a bit of a punishment as any proper doom sludge should. The Chalice is a meaner! Its a less subtle listen than pears in sound Thou but it really goes for me. That's what you'd expect when a band names itself after a Thou track.
31Fossilization
Leprous Daylight


Death Doom

And the prize for the filthiest release of 2023 goes to...
32VoidCeremony
Threads of Unknowing


Death Metal

Cosmic Death Metal with the perfect runtime and a real slapper.
33Ulthar
Anthronomicon


Progressive BDM

A little busier than Helionomicon, still Ulthar out of the park.
34Malokarpatan
Vertumnus Caesar


Black Metal, Heavy Metal

Real vintage BM, always diving in heavy metal. A little more digestible than it's previous one (Krupinské Ohne). Also de 70's prog bits are delicious.
35Afterbirth
In But Not Of


Progressive Death Metal

Four Dimensional Flesh was such a banger it took some gymnastics to appreciate this one. It still goes and ventures.
36Slow J
Afro Fado


Hip Hop

In a sudden twist of events I enjoyed a native hiphop record. This one as a cool mix of both Afro sounds and Fado (guitars).
37Conjunto Corona
ESTILVS MISTICVS


Hip Hop

In a sudden twist of events I enjoyed a second native hiphop record. This one is more in satire mode and talks about witchcraft and tuning enthusiasts.
38Code Orange
The Above


(Nu)Metal

Gud album. Gotta love that 2.7
39Downfall of Gaia
Silhouettes Of Disgust


Pos BM

The little switch to the fem vocals on Eyes to Burning Skies are very welcome and imo from that song onwards they show how creatively free they can be, the album goes a little more postish, I really like those little twists a little away from their black punk gaze formula, which is already awesome. Not to mention the closer's ending - pure bliss for me.
40Urne
A Feast On Sorrow


Welcome to Post Thrash
41Thy Catafalque
Alföld


Progressive, Folky and Experimental Metal
42Creeping Death
Boundless Domain


Death Metal, Hardcore

Yall bagadicks can t handle dis bagariffs!
43Outer Heaven
Infinite Psychic Depths


Death Metal, Hardcore

Another ripper fs
44RUIM
Black Royal Spiritism - I - O Sino da Ig


Black Metal

Triumphant Black Metal supremacy from the former Mayhem guitarist/ Vltimas founder, Blasphemer.
45Kostnateni
Úpal


Prog BDM

Turns out this clicked with me on headphones. Unexpected grooves in the back half.
46Krallice
Porous Resonance Abyss


Experimental BM

Krallice goes instrumental. Yeah...still got one more to listen from them in 2023.
47Enforced
War Remains


Crossover Thrash

War remains every 2 years with Enforced m/ m/ m/
48 Sangre de Muerdago
O Vento que Lambe as mi​ñ​as Feridas


Galician Forest Folk

I love it just about the same as Xuntas. This is the most pleasant band to drive in the mountains.
49Mansion
Second Death


Doom Metal, Post Rock

This was pretty cool! Love the indie vibe and the pair of vocals. Male singer has this iggy pop kinda vibe (eheh) she gives that witchery wolfe vibe (ahah). Sweet but thick doom.
50Tribunal (CAN)
The Weight Of Remembrance


Doom Metal

Really Heavy doom with distinguished breathed growls.
51Triumpher
Storming The Walls


Thrash Metal, Power Metal

Okay guys. I've just killed a dragon. Greek band!
52Mithridatum
Harrowing


Prog/ Experimental BDM

For the likes of Deathspell Omega, Altarage, Ulcerate, Blut Aus Nord, Dodecahedron.
53Rotor (GER)
7


Stoner Rock, Metal

Yap. Its a jam! I normally don t do instrumental albums but I loved this, specially how thick and dynamic (and heavy) their sound is. Also, for an instrumental piece, is full of character.
54Maruja
Knocknarea


Post Punk Experimental
EP
Enjoy this little fucked up EP while we wait for what I bet it will be a massive LP.
55Tribulation
Hamartia


Glam Gothic BM
EP
ooooh...Tribulation covering Blue Oyster Cult's Vengeance...
56Khemmis
Where the Cold Wind Blows


Doom Metal

ooooh...Khemmis covering Nirvana....what? so in the Pines is a folk song? aaaight
57Blood Incantation
Luminescent Bridge


DEATH METAL
EP
...THANK GOD THEY DIDN'T QUIT DEATH METAL
58END
The Sin of Human Frailty


YTBL
59Sulphur Aeon
Seven Crowns and Seven Seals


YTBL
60King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of...


Prog Rock, Psychedelic

This is definitely not trve metal, but the main reason consists in that it rocks XD
61Portrayal of Guilt
Devil Music


Sludge HXC Experimental

Sick sick sick! A 4 main album that adds a full on chords replica that holds up.
62Full of Hell and Nothing
When No Birds Sang


Experimental Blackened Doomgaze

FoH tryin to be cute. The world is lost. On the other end they made Nothing less boring. Closer speaks deftonish!
63Blut Aus Nord
Disharmonium – Nahab


Atmospheric BM

Finally got around this beast. While I agree first Disharmonium is huge this goes pretty deep. Very good and kinda frightening stuff.
64Krallice
Mass Cathexis 2 - The Kinetic Infinite


YTBL
65Cruciamentum
Obsidian Refractions


YTBL
66Brii
Último Ancestral Comum


YTBL
67Wayfarer
American Gothic


YTBL
68Serpent of Old
Ensemble Under The Dark Sun


YTBL
69Expresso Transatlantico
Ressaca Bailada


Instrumental, Experimental, Indie Folk, Psychedelic

Check when fado's roots are mixed with afrobeat, western.in a dancing mood!
70Men Eater
Men Eater


Sludge Metal, Post Metal

Awesome album. Good riffs and vibe. They sure know what they re doing. Remnant f.e. goes full on Chelsea Wolfe vibe. Thick heavy sludge.
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